McIntosh leads all AAAAA schools in Georgia in the race for the 2013-14 Directors Cup awarded by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA).
The GADA uses a point system to rank schools based on their teams’ performance in individual sports, and the schools with the highest point totals for all sports at the end of the year win the awards in each classification.
At the end of the fall season, McIntosh has 376 overall points to lead AAAAA, with Winder-Barrow a distant second at 271.
The bulk of these points have come through girls’ sports, with the Lady Chiefs amassing 294 points so far compared to second-place Northgate’s 227.
The volleyball and cheerleading squads each received 100 points for winning their respective state championships.
A seventh-place finish in the state cross-country meet garnered 69 points on the girls’ side, and 25 points came from the softball team reaching the first round of the state playoffs.
The 82 points in the boys’ rankings came from placing 11th in the state in cross-country and reaching the first round of the state playoffs in football.
Whitewater is currently 15th overall in AAAAA, 10th on the boys’ side and 20th on the girls’. Starr’s Mill has the 19th overall ranking and the 14th girls ranking.
In the AAAA classification, Sandy Creek is 18th overall and 18th in boys’competition.
The Class A rankings are not separated into public and private as GHSA playoffs are. Landmark is seventh overall, second on the boys’ side due to its state cross-country title and football playoff appearance, and 13th in girls’ competition.
Visit www.gadaonline.net/Regions_Director_s_Cup.html for an explanation of the point system, and www.gadaonline.net/Current_Standings.html for the rankings by classification and region.